B.C. throne speech a missed opportunity for clean economic prosperityPembina Institute reacts to 2017 speech from the throne

Feb. 14, 2017

Premier Christy Clark and Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon at the 2016 speech from the throne. Photo: Province of B.C.

VICTORIA / LEKWUNGEN TERRITORY — Josha MacNab, B.C. director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to today’s throne speech in the B.C. legislature:

“The pre-election throne speech delivered today is the latest missed opportunity for the provincial government to stand up for B.C. families and communities amid the global shift to a low carbon economy. British Columbians have been waiting far too long for the government to secure B.C.’s economic future in today’s changing world.

“With last year’s weak climate plan, the government made little progress on laying the groundwork for a clean growth century in B.C. and failed to get rising carbon pollution under control. As other provinces and countries make plans to reduce carbon pollution and take advantage of new economic opportunities, the B.C. government’s inaction risks B.C. being left behind. With today’s throne speech, we were disappointed to not see a renewed commitment to get B.C. back on track.

“British Columbians deserve a government with the courage to say yes to the clean growth and green jobs that will safeguard our economic future. Today’s throne speech did little to advance the certainty and stability that British Columbians are looking for.”

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Contact

Stephen Hui
Communications Lead, Pembina Institute
778-987-7654
stephenh@pembina.org
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Background

Media release: B.C. NDP’s John Horgan takes strong stand for clean economic growth

Webinar: B.C.’s carbon pollution and the 2017 election

Report: Modelling the Impact of the Climate Leadership Plan & Federal Carbon Price on B.C.’s Emissions

Op-ed: Not yet time to celebrate B.C. climate action

About the Pembina Institute

The Pembina Institute is a non-profit think-tank that advocates for strong, effective policies to support Canada’s clean energy transition. We have offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Toronto. Learn more: www.pembina.org

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